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Hive Active Heating™ and Hot Water Control - Includes Installation

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About this product


  • Intelligent app controlled central heating thermostat and hot water control for your home
  • Full temperature control via Apple and Android devices through the app
  • Use your phone or the wireless thermostat while you’re at home to control the functions

Product overview

• Intelligent app controlled central heating thermostat and hot water control for your home
• Full temperature control via Apple and Android devices through the app
• Use your phone or the wireless thermostat while you’re at home to control the functions
• Up to six programmable daily heating events to ensure your home is warm when you arrive
• Completely free installation by a fully trained British Gas engineer

Special Features
• Geolocation alerts allowing you to set a distance away from your home and a required temperature
• Track your temperature history allowing you to be more efficient with your heating
• Automatic frost protection which will switch the heating on as soon as it drops below 7°C

What can I do with Hive?
By buying the Hive Active Heating and Hot Water Control, you open up a world of being able to control your home whilst you are out. You are able to control the temperature via the downloadable app or from the wireless thermostat. The app is compatible with Android, iOS and Windows device. You can also set heating and hot water schedules to fit around your daily life so you will have a warm house and hot water when you need it.

Will Hive work with my existing central heating system?
Hive will work with a wide range of central heating systems. It works with the vast majority of UK gas and LPG heating systems as well as oil and electric boilers.

How do I install the device?
Upon buying this device, you receive a free professional installation by a fully certified British Gas engineer. You will need to book an appointment by phoning British Gas or going to their website and booking through there. Even if your energy isn’t supplied by British Gas, they will still deliver your installation.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from hive for life Fantastic product does exactly what it says,when away from home you can tell how warm it is in the house so and can decide weather or not to turn up the heat,you can also turn on or off the hot water great if you need hot water when you get in the system also allows me to set up to six on off periods per day along with the temperatures i want in the house, I have defiantly saved money on my bills and enjoy being able to control my home from my mobile,the hive can also be set to automatically turn the heating on when i get within a set distance of the house fantastic!
Date published: 2014-12-10
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Power Source
Mains Yes
Wireless Yes
GSM Smart Device Yes
Push Notifications Yes
Remote Controlled via App Yes
Remote Controlled via Text Yes
Operating Systems and Protocols
IOS iOS 6.0 and up
Android 2.3 and up
Wi-Fi 2.4 GHz
Browser IE 10+, Chrome, Safari, Firefox
Expandable With other Hive products
Operating Power AC 240 V @ 13A
Geolocation Yes
Automatic Frost Protection Yes
In Home Control Yes
Indoor Yes
Track Your Heat Temperature History Yes
Pin Lock Yes
Hot Water Boost Yes
Usage and Location Indoor Dry Location
Works with Existing Wi-Fi Router Yes
Package Contents Wireless Thermostat
Dimensions Thermostat: 125 mm x 23 mm x 95 mm
Hub: 74 mm x 29 mm x 74 mm
Receiver: 90 mm x 35 mm x 95 mm
Model Name / Number BGHIVEJLPHHW-01
Installation Free. Professionally installed by British Gas Engineers, no matter who supplies your energy (British gas do NOT install in Northern Ireland)
Programmable Daily Heating Events Yes
Maximum Events Six
Installation Requirements A working central heating system, Hive can be installed by British Gas or Scottish Gas engineers on gas or LPG systems (and certain Electric Boilers)
Hive Active Heating cannot currently be installed on multi-zonal systems, i.e. if you have one thermostat that controls the upstairs and one thermostat downstairs
An existing broadband connection with a spare Ethernet port connection
An extra power socket close to your broadband router
An Android or Apple smartphone if you want to use your mobile to control your heating via the Hive app
An up-to-date web browser to use the online dashboard (IE10+, Chrome, Safari or Firefox)
Please note: This product includes a telephone number and redeemable code that will allow you to arrange installation with a British Gas or Scottish Gas engineer who will bring the Hive Active Heating Kit with them.

What is the difference between this version and the your other advertised Hive thermostat for £249? Is this one Hive 2?

Asked by: Colin
The features and benefits of the products are listed on the main page if you would like us to go through these with you please give our sales team a call 0333 400 9500
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2017-08-05

Hive Tech Support have told me I cannot use this version on my Combi-Boiler, i.e. for heating only.  Do you stock the heating only version?

Asked by: beesleg
On this occasion Maplin do not stock a product that exactly meets your requirements, or indeed anything close enough to offer you as an alternative. I would like to apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2016-05-13

I have an air source heat pump and there is a connection for thermostats and timers etc on the PCP board that supplies a low ampage. Will your product work with this set up?

Asked by: james
Full support can be found at the link below
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2015-07-17

does this work with a combi boiler 

Asked by: steve
I am pleased to advise the product you mentioned will do exactly what you require.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2016-05-13

Do I have to be a British Gas Customer? 

Asked by: Ajd1
No you don't need to be with British gas for the installation service.
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2015-07-17

How do you adjust the heating and hot water, start times, switch off times etc when you are at home. Do you have to use your phone?

Asked by: Microdot
Yes that is correct.
Answered by: Russell
Date published: 2015-07-17

I have one boiler but 2 heat zones, each with its own thermostat and pump. Can Hive cope with that?

Asked by: Stefan77
I think multiple thermostats would require multiple Hive's but to be sure please call the Hive helpline before purchase.
Answered by: Russell
Date published: 2015-07-17

If my Internet goes down will the preset programmes still operate even though I can't set it via the Internet?

Asked by: martinholland
yes it should as long as there is no loss of power.
Answered by: PaulaC
Date published: 2015-07-17
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